|Down and Out|
While attempting to show us the common hazards which cause workers to lose their balance, this film has more slapstick than most Three Stooges shorts - the films hero fall down more than thirty times. Its not clear whether the film was meant to be funny as workers probably were laughing at this poor schnook more than learning from his mistakes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC.
Keywords: work safety
Downloads: 14,254 (9 reviews)
This film, aimed at food factory employees, lays on the heavy melodrama to make its point about the food safety. Guilt, assembly lines of food products and a dramatic soundtrack make this an A/V Geeks favorite. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC.
Keywords: work safety; assembly line
Downloads: 9,168 (5 reviews)
|Productivity - Key To Plenty - J Frederic Dewhurst; Twentieth Century Fund.; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.|
A compilation of live footage, staged scenes and animation discussing the rise of the U.S. standard of living as it is tied to the rise of productivity--comparison of man hour earnings in 1850 ($ .27) to 1900 ($ .56) to 1949 ($1.40). An argument for the appreciation of "the American Way" by not standing in the way of increased productivity through the use of machines.
Keywords: productivity; technology; work; standard of living
|Ecology Emerges: Susan Swift - Shaping San Francisco|
Susan Swift was involved in the Abalone Alliance anti-nuclear efforts of the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was one of the only paid staffers during the lead-up to the big blockade and occupation of the PG&E Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. She has also been involved in a variety of environmental and labor campaigns during the years.
Keywords: ecology; anti-nuclear; Diablo Canyon; Abalone Alliance; economy; work
|Herb Mills A Highly Skilled Job - Shaping San Francisco|
Retired Secretary-Treasure of ILWU Local 10 Herb Mills gives an entertaining and eloquent description of the labor process of longshoring pre-containerization, detailing how the solidarity and moral cohesion of the men was created through their shared labor in the holds of ships and on docks along San Francisco's industrial waterfront. Interviewed in 1996 by Chris Carlsson and Steve Stallone for the Shaping San Francisco prjoect.
Keywords: longshoremen; longshoring; dockers; dock work; ILWU; winches; hoists; cranes; solidarity